Neutral-beam heating in the adiabatic toroidal compressor

K. Bol, J. L. Cecchi, C. C. Daughney, R. A. Ellis, H. P. Eubank, H. P. Furth, Robert James Goldston, H. Hsuan, R. A. Jacobsen, E. Mazzucato, R. R. Smith, T. H. Stix

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Experiments have been conducted on an adiabatic toroidal compressor with tangential injection of two 14-15-keV, 3-4-A beams of H0 or D0. The ion-temperature rise for both H+ and D+ plasmas is 70-80 eV (i.e., 35-40%), consistent with theoretical expectations for charge-exchange-limited energy transport at neutral-atom densities ≅ 109 cm-3. The injected ions are found to decelerate in agreement with classical theory and produce an initial plasma ion heating rate of ∼ 20 keV/sec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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